ECDC and WHO publish HIV and AIDS surveillance in Europe for 2020

07 December 2021

Article: 55/4905

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe have published a report of the latest surveillance data on HIV and AIDS in the WHO European Region and in the EU and EEA in 2020.

Over the course of the last three decades, over 2.2 million people have been diagnosed and reported with HIV in the WHO European Region, including over 560,000 people in the EU and EEA. In 2020, 104,765 people were newly diagnosed with HIV, and of this number, 81% were in the east of the region, 15% in the west and 4% in the centre. Newly diagnosed infections in the Russian Federation contributed 57% of all cases in the WHO European Region, and the share of cases reported from Ukraine was 15%.

Source: ECDC, 30 November 2021